Health

Perspectives: How our birth affects our health

No one thinks much about their birth. After all it was a long time ago. But those few hours during which you made your way into the world can have a significant impact on the rest ...

Another View: How healthy are you?

Have you ever wondered how healthy you really are? ...Do you realize you could feel great and drop dead tomorrow? We hear of people that “feel” fine, that are never s ...

Reader Input: Look within, help homeless veterans

Our veterans need Placer County to back them like never before. It is important that everyone understand that they can make a difference for our homeless veterans by becoming part ...

Placer County on alert for measles spread

Ebola. Influenza. And now the measles. The last six months have seen concern ebb and flow as the threat of an outbreak emerges. The latest is measles. The state Department of Pu ...

Health experts: Protect yourself this flu season

It starts with a cough, a sneeze or a simple headache, but ends with you bedridden fighting a miserable fever – it’s flu season. The virus is a common threat to the he ...

Reader Input: Sugar dragging down the US

Sugar is the new heroin. Sugar, at one time in our early history as a country, was considered a banned substance and should be illegal. That obviously failed and failed badly. To ...

Traffic, ozone weigh Auburn-area down in new state environmental score

Penalized for higher-than-normal traffic levels and ozone pollution, the Auburn area still scores better than average on a new California environmental report card. The CalEnviroS ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Placer County ranks high in health study; Sierra Conservancy says thinning forests is cost effective; High school district exploring transgender policies

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Did you know you live in one of the most healthy counties in the state? Reporter Gus Thomson is going to tell us where we rank and why after a study wa ...

Reader Input: Invest in more trained doctors

We need more doctors, not Obamacare. There is currently a shortage of doctors. Collective bargaining units can use this fact to increase medical costs. If we took the $150 billio ...

Reader Input: Hats off to all trying their best

Many complain about our slipping, the past several decades, as low as 30-40th place in many categories indicating a healthy society, like health, education, happiness, vacation tim ...